Open Auditions in Cities Coast To Coast for Lead Role in Upcoming Musical “Once on This Island”

04/10/2017

Open auditions for lead female role in Broadway musical.

A nationwide search is on for an African American actress to play the lead role of Ti Moune in the new Broadway musical “Once Upon This Island.” Auditions are being held in cities nationwide including Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, New Orleans, Detroit and Chicago. Pl;ease see below for all the information about upcoming open casting calls.

THE SEARCH FOR TI MOUNE

Our team is conducting an unprecedented international casting search for the role of Ti Moune in ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, coming to Broadway November 9th, 2017.

We are searching far and wide to give one young woman the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to star on Broadway in this musical celebration. We will be holding open call auditions in a city near you, and can’t wait to meet that special someone who is out there waiting for life to begin. That woman could be YOU!
To pre-register for auditions in a city near you, sign-up below!

CASTING BREAKDOWN

FOR THE STARRING ROLE OF TI MOUNE
Female, African-American, with a strong belt singing voice. A beautiful, spirited, and vibrant peasant girl coming of age, full of restless energy and optimism. The heroine of the story. She tries to break social barriers to be with her love, Daniel.

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is the Broadway musical celebration that sweeps us across the sea to a small village—where, in the aftermath of a great storm, a joyous new life begins.

It is the tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. When their divided cultures threaten to keep them apart, Ti Moune, guided by the island gods, sets out on a remarkable quest to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.

Bursting with Caribbean colors, rhythms and dance, the story comes to vibrant life through the score by Tony Award® winners Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Anastasia, Ragtime). The striking production by Tony Award-nominated director Michael Arden (Spring Awakening revival) transforms the reality of a tropical village devastated by a storm into a fantastical world alive with hope.

Once on this Island

Come and gather around for ONCE ON THIS ISLAND—a triumph of the timeless power of theater to bring us together, move our hearts, and help us conquer life’s storms. This is why we tell the story.

PREPARATION
Prepare to sing 16 bars a cappella (without accompaniment) of “Waiting for Life” from Once on this Island, OR 16 bars from a contemporary musical theatre song or pop song of your choice. To download the sheet music for “Waiting for Life,” click here. Initially, we will want to hear your 16 bars a capella. In the event that we ask to see additional material with our accompanist, please bring sheet music. Please also bring a headshot (or snapshot) and a résumé stapled together.

Audition cities are listed below. For more information and to register for the upcoming auditions please see this page.

Open auditions around the country:

Detroit auditions:
Coleman A Young Community Center
2751 Robert Bradby Dr.
Detroit, MI 48207
DATE AND TIME
April 14th, 2017 at 5PM

Chicago auditions:
Elliot Donnelley Youth Center
3947 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653
DATE AND TIME
April 15th, 2017 at 2PM

Los Angeles auditions:
Third Street Dance
8558 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
DATE AND TIME
April 27th, 2017 3PM

New Orleans auditions:
New Hope Baptist Church
1807 Reverend John Raphael Jr Way
New Orleans, LA 70113
DATE AND TIME
April 29th, 2017 at 10AM

Atlanta auditions:
MLK Recreation Center
90 Boulevard NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
DATE AND TIME
April 30th, 2017 at 10AM

New York auditions:
Audition location is TBD
DATE AND TIME
May 2nd, 2017

NO PREVIOUS THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE NECESSARY—JUST A LOVE OF PERFORMING AND A NATURAL SINGING TALENT.



One thought on “Open Auditions in Cities Coast To Coast for Lead Role in Upcoming Musical “Once on This Island”

  1. Emily Laura Kelso

    Hello,
    I am having trouble signing up to get the email alerts sent to me directly. Can you please help me out? And I am also having a little trouble setting my profile to Louisiana or New Orleans / Metairie.

    Thank you in advance,
    Emily Kelso

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